The National for August 6, 2019 — U.S. Mass Shootings, Toronto Gun Violence


>>Andrew: TONIGHT… IS DONALD TRUMP WELCOME?>>HE’S MADE HIS BED AND HE’S GOT TO LIE IN IT.>>Andrew: THE PRESIDENT PLANS TO VISIT TWO CITIES REELING FROM MASS SHOOTINGS AS NEW CLUES EMERGE.>>THE INDIVIDUAL HAD A HISTORY OF OBJEGZ WITH VIOLENT IDEATIONS AND HAD A DESIRE TO COMMIT MASS SHOOTINGS.>>Andrew: WHY THE F.B.I. IS STEPPING IN.>>IT’S TERRIFYING THAT SOMETHING LIKE THAT COULD HAPPEN.>>Ian: A YOUNG CHILD BITTEN BY A BEAR AT A B.C. ZOO. HOW COULD IT HAPPEN? (*)>>OH, IT’S SO SNUG.>>Ian: ARE THE KIDS SAFELY BUCKLED UP? WHY MOST CAR SEATS AREN’T PROPERLY INSTALLED.>>>THIS IS “THE NATIONAL.” (*)>>Andrew: IN JUST OVER A WEEK THE U.S. HAS SEEN THREE MASS SHOOTINGS. THREE ATTACKS FUELLED BY VIOLENT IDEOLOGY. 34 PEOPLE ARE DEAD. THE MOST RECENT OF THOSE DEADLY ATTACKS WAS IN DAYTON, OHIO, WHERE THE GUNMAN’S MOTIVE HAD BEEN A MYSTERY. BUT NOW THE F.B.I. HAS STEPPED IN.>>IT’S ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL THAT WE DO THIS INVESTIGATION THE RIGHT WAY. THIS COMMUNITY AND OUR COUNTRY DESERVES AN ANSWER AS TO WHY THIS HAPPENED.>>Andrew: AND THE F.B.I. ALSO STEPPING IN TO A THIRD MASS SHOOTING, ANNOUNCING TODAY THAT AN ATTACK IN GILROY, CALIFORNIA, JUST OVER A WEEK AGO IS NOW A DOMESTIC TERROR CASE. SAME AS THE EL PASO MASS SHOOTING. IN A MOMENT WE’LL LOOK AT WHETHER AMERICAN AUTHORITIES ARE EQUIPPED TO HANDLE THIS GROWING THREAT. AND PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF FUELLING WHITE NATIONALIST SENTIMENT, HE HAS PLANS TO VISIT BOTH DAYTON AND EL PASO THIS WEEK WHERE HE MAY NOT GET THE WARMEST OF WELCOMES.>>HIS RHETORIC HAS BEEN PAINFUL FOR MANY IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD STAND UP AND SAY THEY’RE NOT HAPPY IF THEY’RE NOT HAPPY THAT HE’S COMING.>>I WILL FILL MY OBLIGATIONS FOR EL PASO, TEXAS, TO B MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT.>>Andrew: WE’RE DIGGING INTO THAT DEBATE — CAN THE PRESIDENT CONSOLE THE VERY PEOPLE WHO BLAME HIM FOR THE VIOLENCE?>>>BUT WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH THE LATEST FROM DAYTON, OHIO, WHERE THE F.B.I. AND THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE NOW WORKING TOGETHER. AND AS PETER ARMSTRONG EXPLAINS, WHILE THE AUTHORITIES ARE STILL BEING VERY CAREFUL WITH WHAT THEY SAY, WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE MAN BEHIND SUNDAY’S DEADLY ATTACK FROM PEOPLE WHO KNEW HIM PERSONALLY.>>THE INDIVIDUAL HAD A HISTORY OF OBSESSION WITH VIOLENT IDEATIONS, INCLUDING MASS SHOOTS. AND HAD EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO COMMIT A MASS SHOOTING.>>Reporter: DAYTON POLICE AND NOW THE F.B.I. ARE STILL DISCOVERING NEW AND DISTURBING INFORMATION ABOUT 24-YEAR-OLD CONNOR BETTS.>>WE HAVE UNCOVERED EVIDENCE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF OUR INVESTIGATION THAT THE SHOOTER WAS EXPLORING VIOLENT IDEOLOGIES.>>Reporter: AND THAT’S ABOUT ALL THAT INVESTIGATORS WOULD SAY, OTHER THAN THAT THEY FOUND NO EVIDENCE THAT THE ATTACK WAS RACIALLY MOTIVATED.>>WHAT, IF ANY IDEOLOGY, INFLUENCED THE ATTACKER TO CONDUCT THIS ATTACK? WHO, IF ANYONE, HELPED HIM?>>Reporter: WHAT DOES SEEM CLEAR IS THAT THE ATTACK TOOK PLANNING. BETTS ARRIVED ON A BUSY DAYTON STRIP, WEARING A MASK AND BODY ARMOUR AND CARRYING AN AR-15-STYLE RIFLE. POLICE SHOT AND KILLED HIM WITHIN 30 SECONDS BUT NOT BEFORE HE SHOT AND KILLED NINE PEOPLE, INCLUDING HIS OWN SISTER. MEANWHILE WE’RE GETTING NEW INSIGHTS INTO HIS STATE OF MIND.>>HE DID A MONSTROUS THING BUT THAT DOESN’T MAKE HIM A MONSTER.>>Reporter: HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND ADELIA JOHNSON SAID THAT BETTS SHOWED HER A VIDEO OF A MASS SHOOTING ON THEIR FIRST DATE. IN HIGH SCHOOL HE REPORTEDLY HAD A LIST OF MEN HE WANTED TO KILL, AND WOMEN THAT HE WANTED TO RAPE RAPE. BACK THEN HE COMPLAINED ABOUT VOICES IN HIS HEAD. HE TOLD FRIENDS THAT HE WAS AFRAID OF HIMSELF. EVEN AS RECENTLY AS APRIL, BETTS CALLED JOHNSON.>>IT’S EASY TO CALL THEM RED FLAGS BECAUSE I’M NOT IN IT AND I HAVE PERSPECTIVE.>>Reporter: IT’S THAT CONCERN WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS HAVING ACCESS TO FIREARMS THAT IS FUELLING THE PUSH FOR SO-CALLED RED FLAG LAWS THAT WOULD PREVENT ANYONE DEEMED A RISK FROM BUYING GUNS.>>GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.>>Reporter: OHIO’S GOVERNOR HAS HAD PEOPLE SCREAMING “DO SOMETHING” AT HIM SINCE SUNDAY. WOULD A RED FLAG LAW HAVE PREVENTED THE DAYTON SHOOTING? WELL, THAT’S STILL NOT CLEAR.>>BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS — IF WE DO THESE THINGS, IT WILL MATTER. IF WE DO THESE THINGS, IT WILL MAKE US SAFER.>>Reporter: WELL, THIS SEEMS TO BE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR RED FLAG LAW, LARGER CHANGES TO GUN LEGISLATION STILL FACE SUBSTANTIAL CHALLENGES. MEANWHILE AMID THE TEARS AND THE FLOWERS IN DAYTON, THE INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR CLUES THAT MAY PROVIDE MORE ANSWERS. PETER ARMSTRONG, CBC NEWS, WASHINGTON.>>Andrew: NOW POLICE IN CALIFORNIA HAVE OPENED A DOMESTIC TERRORISM INVESTIGATION INTO THE ATTACK AT THE GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL. YOU WILL RECALL THAT IT WAS LATE LAST MONTH. THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED WHEN A MAN OPENED FIRE AT THAT POPULAR FOOD FESTIVAL. TODAY THE F.B.I. REVEALED THAT THE 19-YEAR-OLD SHOOTER HAD A LIST OF TARGETS MADE UP OF RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL GROUPS AS WELL AS FEDERAL BUILDINGS AND COURTHOUSES. SO THE SPATE OF SHOOTINGS DEEMED DOMESTIC TERRORISM HAVE RENEWED QUESTIONS OVER THE THREAT ITSELF AND WHETHER THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IS ACTUALLY EQUIPPED TO STOP IT.>>THE ISSUE OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM, THE ISSUE THAT HAS BROUGHT SO MUCH FOCUS AND ATTENTION TO OUR NATIONAL DEBATE AND DISCOURSE. THAT’S REAL.>>Andrew: WE KEEP HEARING THIS TERM “DOMESTIC TERRORISM.” AND WHAT’S CLEAR — THERE IS A TWISTED HATRED AT PLAY. BUT IT’S DIFFERENT THAN, SAY, HOMEGROWN JIHADI EXTREMISM. RADICALIZATION FROM THE OUTSIDE. DOMESTIC TERRORISM IS DRIVEN BY DOMESTIC ISSUES.>>USUALLY IT’S MOTIVATED BY RACE, BY RELIGION, OR SOME ISSUE ORIENTED ELEMENTS SUCH AS ANTI-GOVERNMENT, ANTI-IMMIGRANT, ETC.>>Andrew: TONIGHT THE F.B.I. SAYS IT HAS 850 OPEN DOMESTIC TERRORISM INVESTIGATIONS. 40% ARE RACIALLY MOTIVATED. A MAJORITY OF THOSE DEAL WITH WHITE SUPREMACISTS. BUT EXPERTS SAY THAT IT’S A MUCH BIGGER PROBLEM THAN EVEN THOSE STATISTICS SHOW.>>WE HAVE SEEN AGENCIES, LOCAL AND FEDERAL, SPECIFICALLY THE F.B.I., BEING VERY, VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT DEFINING AN ATTACK AS ONE OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM. THE RELUCTANCE HAS BEEN TO TYING THE ATTACKER TO THIS, AND IGNORING THE SOCIAL POSTINGS, THE MANIFESTOS AND THE OTHER INDICATORS THAT WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE’VE GOT THIS. THEY HAVE STILL BEEN QUITE RELUCTANT IN DOING THIS. WE NEED TO ADDRESS THIS BECAUSE IT’S OVERWHELMINGLY THE NUMBER ONE THREAT TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY.>>HE HAS A HEIGHTENED INTEREST IN WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES.>>Andrew: TO COUNTER THOSE CRITICISMS, INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE MAKING DOMESTIC TERRORISM A PRIORITY, MONITORING WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND HATE CRIMES.>>GUNS CONSISTED OF A SHOTGUN, TWO LONG GUNS…>>Andrew: AND ANTICIPATING WHO IS LIKELY TO TURN VIOLENT. THIS SAME STRATEGY HAS BEEN USED IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS, INTERVENING BEFORE THE SYMPATHIZERS CAN CARRY OUT ATTACKS. BUT THE CHALLENGE NOW AUTHORITIES SAY –>>I’D LIKE TO TRIPLE THE STAFF THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO ADDRESS THIS AND COORDINATE THE INTELLIGENCE SIDE OF IT.>>Andrew: ENORMOUS RESOURCES HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO COMBAT GROUPS LIKE AL QAEDA AND ISIS, AND MEANING THAT THE THREATS AT HOME HAVE RECEIVED LESS ATTENTION. NOW PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CONDEMNED BOTH DOMESTIC TERRORISM AND WHITE SUPREMACY, BUT HE MADE NO MENTION OF HIS OWN RACIALLY CHARGED AND INFLAMMATORY RHETORIC ABOUT MEXICAN-AMERICANS, IMMIGRANTS AND PEOPLE OF COLOUR. AS KIM BRUNHUBER EXPLAINS, THERE ARE PEOPLE IN EL PASO NOW THAT DON’T WANT HIM TO SHOW UP TOMORROW.>>Reporter: JESSE WILTZ IS THINKING ABOUT WHAT HE’D DO IF DONALD TRUMP WERE TO COME TO HIS COFFEE SHOP. HE’S BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT SINCE IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT TRUMP WAS COMING TO EL PASO TOMORROW.>>IT JUST MAKES MY HEART CLINCH UP.>>Reporter: HE BELIEVES THAT TRUMP WAS TO BLAME.>>HE’S A RACIST, BIGOT. I DON’T KNOW HOW TO RESPOND. YOU KNOW, TO THAT PERSON FACE-TO-FACE.>>Reporter: LOCAL DEMOCRATS ESPECIALLY HAVE BEEN VOCAL ABOUT THEIR OPPOSITION TO THE VISIT.>>I DON’T THINK THAT IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR HIM TO COME.>>Reporter: THE CHAIR OF THE EL PASO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY SAYS THAT THE PRESIDENT ISN’T WELCOME BECAUSE THERE’S A CORRELATION BETWEEN THE LANGUAGE THAT TRUMP HAS USED WHEN TALKING ABOUT IMMIGRANTS AND THIS SHOOTING.>>UNTIL HE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT AND APOLOGISES FOR IT AND STOPS PANDERING TO WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND ENCOURAGING HATE WITH HIS TWITTER FEED, WITH HIS RALLIES, THEN I THINK THAT HE HAS NO TWITTER FEED, WITH HIS RALLIES, THEN I THINK THAT HE HAS NO BUSINESS COMING TO EL PASO.>>Reporter: BUT LIKE ALMOST EVERYTHING IN THIS COUNTRY, OPINIONS ARE SHARPLY DIVIDED ALONG PARTISAN LINES. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO COME OUT AND SHOOT TODAY OF ALL DAYS?>>NOT REALLY MUCH. JUST THAT MY SON BOUGHT NEW GUNS.>>Reporter: VIRGINIA IS JUST BACK FROM A TRIP TO NOVA SCOTIA AND IS ON THE WAY TO THIS GUN RANGE. SHE BELIEVES THAT TRUMP IS NO MORE TO BLAME THAN THE DEMOCRATS AND SHE’S GRATEFUL THAT HE’S COMING TO HER COMMUNITY.>>WE’RE ALL AMERICANS AND HE’S COMING AND I’M GLAD THAT HE IS. I THINK THAT IS WHAT COUNTS.>>WE’RE ALL AMERICANS AND HE’S COMING AND I’M GLAD THAT HE IS. I THINK THAT IS WHAT COUNTS. HE’S SHOWING THAT HE HAS THE TIME AND HE CARES FOR US AND HE’S COMING NOW.>>Reporter: BACK AT THE COFFEE SHOP, HE HAS COME TO A CONCLUSION. HE’S DECIDED. WHAT IF HE COMES INTO THIS COFFEE SHOP?>>I CERTAINLY WOULDN’T WANT TO MAKE HIM A CUP OF COFFEE.>>Reporter: TELL HIM TO GET LOST?>>YEAH, I MEAN, WE DON’T WANT YOUR BUSINESS.>>Reporter: HE’D TELL HIM — WE DON’T WANT YOUR KIND AROUND HERE. KIM BRUNHUBER, CBC NEWS, EL PASO, TEXAS.>>Ian: NOW TO GUN VIOLENCE HERE IN CANADA. OVER THE LONG WEEKEND FROM SATURDAY TO MONDAY, 17 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED IN 14 SHOOTINGS ACROSS TORONTO. POLICE SAY THAT MANY WERE TARGETED. BUT NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE, VERY LITTLE INFORMATION HAS BEEN MADE PUBLIC. STILL, AS AARTI POLE TELLS US, MANY ARE AGAIN DEBATING WHETHER A TOTAL BAN ON HANDGUNS WOULD REDUCE THE VIOLENCE. (gunshots)>>Reporter: 14 SHOOTINGS OVER THE LONG WEEKEND IN TORONTO, INCLUDING THIS ONE IN A NIGHTCLUB. AN ALARMING NUMBER PROMPTING THE CITY TO SEND OUT ADDITIONAL PATROLS ON THE STREET AND RENEWED CALLS FROM TORONTO’S MAYOR FOR A BAN ON HANDGUNS IN THIS COUNTRY. SOMETHING THAT ONLY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN BRING IN.>>WE’RE OBSERVING, OBVIOUSLY, WHAT OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE DONE OR NOT DONE. AND WE ARE TAKING OUR OWN CANADIAN DECISIONS. AND WE’RE DOING SO, OBVIOUSLY, ON — ON THE EVE OF A VERY IMPORTANT DEMOCRATIC DECISION.>>THERE’S STILL FEDERAL ISSUES>>THERE’S STILL FEDERAL ISSUES ABOUT GUN CONTROL.>>Reporter: LOUIS MARCH IS TRYING TO STAMP OUT THE GUN PROBLEM. HE WORKS WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST FAMILY MEMBERS AND WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMMITTED GUN CRIMES.>>THEY’RE TELLING US THAT BANNING THE GUNS IS NOT GOING TO HAVE AN IMPACT. THEY’RE GOING TO GET THEIR GUNS BECAUSE WE HAVE THE LARGEST BORDER WITH THE LARGEST GUN MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD.>>Reporter: ACCORDING TO STATISTICS CANADA, IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS THERE’S BEEN A STEADY INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF HOMICIDES INVOLVING HANDGUNS, MAKING UP NEARLY 60% OF ALL FIREARM RELATED HOMICIDES IN CANADA IN 2018. MARCH BELIEVES THAT BANS WON’T STOP THOSE NUMBERS FROM RISING UNLESS THE ROOT CAUSES ARE TACKLED TOO.>>IF POVERTY IS BANNED THERE’S NO DEMAND FOR VIOLENCE AND GUNS. THE SUPPLY WOULD DRY UP.>>THE NUMBERS ARE BIG IN TORONTO.>>Reporter: WENDY SOUTER IS ALL FOR A BAND. SHE SAYS THAT CANADIANS COLLECTIVELY NEED TO BE LEADING THE WAY.>>WE KNOW THAT HALF OF THE CRIME GUNS THAT ARE TRACED IN TORONTO ORIGINATE IN CANADA. HALF ARE SMUGGLED. MOST CANADIANS WANT STRONGER GUN CONTROL, BUT THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. CANADIANS HAVE TO MAKE THIS AN ELECTION ISSUE. OR NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.>>Reporter: ALREADY THE TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT HAS PROMISED NEW MEASURES WOULD BE ANNOUNCED. BUT IT’S UNCLEAR HOW FAR THEY WILL GO OR IF THEY’LL INCLUDE A FIREARMS BAN. AARTI POLE, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Ian: THERE WAS A FRIGHTENING ENCOUNTER AT THE GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO WHERE A BLACK BEAR BIT A CHILD. SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES TO HER ARM AND AS TANYA FLETCHER TELLS US, . IT’S STILL NOT CLEAR HOW THE CHILD WAS ABLE TO GET SO CLOSE.>>TERRIFYING THAT SOMETHING LIKE THAT COULD HAPPEN.>>JUST TAKE YOUR EYES OFF YOUR KID FOR ONE SECOND AND IT JUST HAPPENED LIKE THAT.>>Reporter: A TERRIFYING END TO A LONG WEEKEND VISIT TO THE ZOO. IT HAPPENED EARLY IN THE EVENING AT THIS BLACK BEAR ENCLOSURE, HOME TO THREE CUBS.>>IT SEEMED THAT SHE MANAGED TO CROSS ONE OF OUR SAFETY BARRIERS AND GET INTO AN AREA THAT IS FOR STAFF ACCESS.>>Reporter: THE BLACK BEAR BIT THE TODDLER ON HER ARM. HER INJURIES ARE SAID TO BE SERIOUS. VISITORS TO THE ZOO SAID THAT THE ENCLOSURE SEEMED SAFE.>>IT’S CLEARLY MARKED TO NOT GET PAST THE FIRST FENCE.>>I DON’T REALLY SEE HOW IT COULD HAPPEN BECAUSE TWO OR THREE FEET IN BETWEEN THE FENCES.>>Reporter: THE ZOO STAFF WERE ASKED WHETHER THE AREA IS SECURE ENOUGH IF A 2-YEAR-OLD WAS ABLE TO SLIP THROUGH.>>WE HAVE THE SAFETY BARRIERS IN PLACE FOR A REASON. AND IF THERE ARE AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT THEN, YES, WE’LL MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES.>>Reporter: THIS ISN’T THE FIRST INCIDENT AT THE GREATER VANCOUVER ZOO. IN 2008, A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS INJURED BY A HAWK DURING A PUBLIC PARTICIPATION EVENT. IT’S ALSO BEEN AT THE CENTRE OF NUMEROUS ALLEGATIONS OF ANIMAL MISTREATMENT. TODAY AT THE ZOO, PARENTS HAVE BEEN KEEPING AN EXTRA WATCHFUL EYE ON THEIR KIDS.>>KIDS CAN GET IN THINGS AND, YOU KNOW, YOU JUST KIND OF ALWAYS GOT TO BE ON WATCH.>>YOU HAVE TO BE VIGILANT WITH YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR KIDS. I AM THE PERSON WHO HAS TO MANAGE MY CHILD’S SAFETY AT ALL TIMES.>>Reporter: CONSERVATION OFFICERS SAY THAT THE BEAR THAT BIT THE GIRL WILL NOT BE EUTHANIZED. THE EXHIBIT WILL BE CLOSED WHILE THE ZOO DOES ITS OWN REVIEW ALONGSIDE AN RCMP INVESTIGATION. TANYA FLETCHER, CBC NEWS, ALDERGROVE, B.C.>>Ian: RESEARCHERS AT TORONTO’S SICK KID’S HOSPITAL ARE STUDYING WHY SO MANY PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE TROUBLE WITH CAR SEATS. MOST CANADIANS INSTALL THEM INCORRECTLY PUTTING THEIR CHILD’S LIFE AT RISK. INCORRECTLY PUTTING THEIR CHILD’S LIFE AT RISK. IF USED PROPERLY, CAR SEATS CAN REDUCE THE RISK AS MUCH AS 70%. AS CAROLYN RAY EXPLAINS, RESEARCHERS HOPE THAT THEIR STUDY MAY EVENTUALLY HELP MORE PARENTS TO GET IT RIGHT.>>OH, SO SNUG.>>Reporter: MOHAMMED SULAMAN LOVES HIS CAR SEAT. GETTING STRAPPED IN? NOT SO MUCH. THIS POKING AND PULLING IS NOT HIS CUP OF TEA. IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT FOR KATHERINE HUTKA TO SEE THE WAY HE’S POSITIONED IS NOT QUITE RIGHT. MOHAMMED’S MOTHER IS HERE TO HAVE HIS CAR SEAT INSPECTED. THE FAMILY IS FROM IRAQ WHERE ADULTS SIMPLY HOLD THEIR CHILDREN IN THEIR ARMS IN VEHICLES. SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. THE PROPER USE OF A CAR SEAT IS SOMETHING THAT SHE NEVER HAD TO LEARN.>>I’D LOOK IN THE BOOK BECAUSE IT’S A LANGUAGE THAT IS HARD TO READ THE BOOK WITH THE DIRECTIONS. I WAS LIKE LOOKING ON YouTube TO FIGURE OUT HOW I PUT THE CAR SEAT IN THE CAR.>>SO WE KNOW THAT MOST FAMILIES ARE BUCKLING THEIR CHILDREN IN SOME WAY. BUT WE DO KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF ERRORS OR MISTAKES OR JUST — JUST THINGS THAT COULD — THAT COULD MAKE THE SEAT SAFER.>>Reporter: HUTKA USES THE CHECKLIST TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THE DETAILS ARE JUST RIGHT. OVER THE YEARS SHE’S SEEN IT ALL — STRAPS CUT, TIED, TWISTED. PARENTS HAVE PUT THEIR CHILDREN IN CAR SEATS WITHOUT ACTUALLY ATTACHING THE SEATS TO THE VEHICLE. PARENTS HAVE PUT THEIR CHILDREN IN CAR SEATS WITHOUT ACTUALLY ATTACHING THE SEATS TO THE VEHICLE.>>WE HAVE HEARD FROM SOME EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIANS WHO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE WAY THAT CHILDREN ARE TRANSPORTED. YOU KNOW, THEY’RE REALLY INVESTED IN INJURY PREVENTION BECAUSE THEY SEE THE RESULTS OF THOSE INJURIES.>>Reporter: IT’S THAT CONCERN THAT IS DRIVING A NEW STUDY AT SICK KID’S HOSPITAL, A LOOK AT HOW CHILDREN ARE BEING TRANSPORTED TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. IT WAS HUTKA’S JOB TO TRAIN THE RESEARCHERS ON HOW TO SPOT THE ERRORS.>>SO FOR ME I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY SO WE CAN FIND OUT WHAT SORT OF DECISIONS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE OR POLICIES — OR PROCESSES THAT WE CAN PUT IN PLACE TO BETTER ASSIST THOSE FAMILIES WHO MIGHT NEED HELP.>>Reporter: IN THE MEANTIME SHE ENCOURAGES ALL PARENTS TO GET THEIR SEATS CHECKED SO THAT GET THEIR SEATS CHECKED SO THAT BABIES LIKE MOHAMMED CAN HAVE A SAFE LIFT HOME. CAROLYN RAY, CBC NEWS, HALIFAX.>>Ian: HERE’S SOME OF THE STORIES THAT WE’RE FOLLOWING INCLUDING NEW INFORMATION IN THE SEARCH FOR THOSE TWO B.C. MURDER SUSPECTS. THE RCMP SAYS THAT LAST FRIDAY THEY FOUND ITEMS WHICH THEY SAY THAT ARE DIRECTLY LINKED TO KAM McLEOD AND BRYER SCHMEGELSKY. FRIDAY WAS ALSO WHEN THE MOUNTIES SPOTTED THIS DAMAGED BOAT. THEY DEPLOYED THE UNDERWATER RECOVERY TEAM ON SUNDAY. THE MOUNTS SAY THAT A THOROUGH UNDERWATER SEARCH IN THE AREA DIDN’T FIND ANYTHING. SO AS OF TONIGHT, THE LAST VERIFIED SIGHTING OF McLEOD AND SCHMEGELSKY REMAINS THE ONE JUST OVER TWO WEEKS AGO IN SPLIT LAKE, MANITOBA. SHORTLY BEFORE THEIR VEHICLE WAS FOUND BURNING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD NEAR GILLAM. NOW WE KNOW ABOUT NINE KILOMETRES AWAY FROM THE ABANDONED VEHICLE ON THE NELSON RIVER THOSE UNSPECIFIED ITEMS WERE FOUND. SO THE SUSPECTS WERE THERE. WE JUST DON’T KNOW WHEN. AND THIS REMAINS THE LAST VIDEO OF THE TWO YOUNG MEN WHO TONIGHT ARE STILL AT LARGE.>>>AND THIS IS WHAT REMAINS OF A TERRIBLE COLLISION ON A HIGHWAY ON QUÉBEC. FOUR PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND 12 INJURED YESTERDAY WHEN A SMALL CAR COLLIDED WITH A TRUCK AND THEN HIT ANOTHER TRUCK. THAT BEGAN A PILE-UP INVOLVING ANOTHER SIX VEHICLES, SPARKING A FIRE.>>PEOPLE WERE SCREAMING BECAUSE WE SAW THOSE TWO PEOPLE IN THOSE CARS BURNING AND WE KNOW THAT THEY WERE STILL THERE.>>Ian: THREE OF THE INJURED ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION. POLICE AREN’T SURE WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH.>>Andrew: AUTHOR TONI MORRISON HAS DIED AT AGE 88. AS ISSUES OF RACE SEEMED TO OVERWHELM U.S. POLITICS, THAT COUNTRY HAS LOST A POWERFUL VOICE THAT CHRONICLED THE BLACK EXPERIENCE. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON LOOKS AT WHAT MADE HER A LITERARY TRAILBLAZER AND HOW SHE INSPIRES THOSE WHO FOLLOW.>>Reporter: WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG, TONI MORRISON LOVED TOLSTOY AND JANE AUSTEN AND AS SHE GREW UP MORRISON FOUND A LOFTIER CALLING, TELLING STORIES IN HER OWN VOICE — THE VOICE OF A BLACK AMERICAN WOMAN.>>YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SPEAK AND APPROPRIATE THE STORY AND THE LANGUAGE AND EVERYTHING ELSE, AND THEN IT DOES BELONG TO SOMEBODY ELSE. IT’S YOUR JOB TO INTERVENE INTO THAT DISCOURSE.>>Reporter: IN 1987, HER NOVEL “BELOVED” MADE HER A LITERARY STAR. IT TOLD A STORY OF A WOMAN FLEEING SLAVERY WHO KILLED HER SMALL CHILD TO KEEP HER FREE FROM A LIFE OF BONDAGE, A VERY DIFFICULT SUBJECT. BUT ACCORDING TO MORRISON’S CANADIAN PUBLISHER AND FRIEND OF 25 YEARS, THAT WAS PART OF HER GENIUS.>>SHE WAS UNBLINKING ABOUT LOOKING AT WHAT WAS MOST CHALLENGING AND DIFFICULT AND FINDING IN IT WHAT WAS MOST HUMAN AND HUMANE.>>Reporter: IN 1993, MORRISON BECAME THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO WIN THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE. HER STAR KEPT RISING. “BELOVED” WAS ADAPTED INTO A MOVIE STARRING OPRAH WINFREY. BY READING MORRISON, A NEW GENERATION OF BLACK WRITERS FOUND THEIR OWN VOICE.>>I THOUGHT I’M NOT REALLY SURE THAT’S SOMETHING THAT IS AVAILABLE TO SOMEBODY LIKE ME. I DIDN’T SEE A LOT OF BLACK WOMEN WRITERS, YOU KNOW, WHO I COULD SORT OF USE AS MODELS.>>Reporter: MORRISON ALWAYS FEARED THAT YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD FORGET THE HORRORS OF SLAVERY AND SEGREGATION.>>ALMOST NOBODY NOW CAN REMEMBER HOW HARD THAT WAS.>>Reporter: WHEN DONALD TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT SHE WROTE AN ESSAY ATTRIBUTING HIS WIN TO A YEARNING FOR THE RETURN OF OPEN WHITE SUPREMACY. AS AMERICA FACES DARK AND DIVISIVE DAYS, HER FAMOUS ADMIRERS MOURN THE LOSS OF A VOICE THAT REACHED THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS. DEANA SUMANAC-JOHNSON, CBC NEWS, TORONTO.>>Andrew: STILL AHEAD…>>>AFTER 50 YEARS, TWO BROTHERS MEET FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. THEIR EMOTIONAL REUNION IS OUR “MOMENT.”>>Ian: BUT NEXT, MONTRÉAL TENNIS FANS COME DOWN WITH A BAD CASE OF FELIX FEVER.>>I WILL BE IN SHOCK, YEAH, TO SEE HIM IN PERSON. IT’S THE FIRST TIME THAT I HAVE SEEN A CELEBRITY. (*>>SADLY IT WAS AN ALL-CANADIAN FIRST ROUND BUT AT LEAST ONE CANADIAN GOT THROUGH.>>Ian: BOUNCING BACK FROM INJURIES, 19-YEAR-OLD BIANCA ANDREESCU, THE 25-YEAR-OLD EUGENIE — SHE BEAT HER AT THE ROGERS CUP IN TORONTO. IT WAS AN ALL-CANADIAN MATCHUP AT THE MEN’S SINGLE EVENT IN MONTRÉAL AND AS ALISON NORTHCOTT EXPLAINS, THE DRAMATIC RESULT FUELLED “FELIX FEVER.”>>Reporter: PLAYING IN FRONT OF A HOMETOWN CROWD, FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME SAYS THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE. [Applause] TODAY HE FACED FELLOW CANADIAN VASEK POSPISIL, WINNING THE 10th MATCH ON THE COVETED CENTRE COURT WAS A BIG MOMENT.>>GOING TO BE A GREAT MEMORY IN MY MIND FOR SURE, WITH THAT KIND OF MATCH TOO. YOU KNOW, THE CROWD IS JUST AMAZING HERE, NOT JUST FOR ME BUT I THINK FOR EVERY PLAYER. AND FOR A KID FROM MONTRÉAL TO STEP ON THIS COURT AND GET A WIN IS SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL.>>Reporter: FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME HAS SHOT UP IN THE RANKS THIS YEAR. HE’S CURRENTLY THE YOUNGEST PLAYER IN THE MEN’S TOP 100, AND BROKE THE TOP 25. [Cheers and Applause] WINNING A LOT OF FANS ALONG THE WAY. WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO SEE HIM IN PERSON LIKE THAT?>>I’LL BE — I WILL BE IN SHOCK. YEAH, TO SEE HIM IN PERSON. IT’S THE FIRST TIME THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN A CELEBRITY.>>Reporter: FOR YOUNG PLAYERS LIKE KAYDEN COBURNE, FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME IS A BIG DRAW.>>HE’S SO GOOD, TRIES SO HARD AND HE’S REALLY FOCUSED ON THE COURT AND HAS A HIGH INTENSITY.>>Reporter: AUGER-ALIASSIME HAS PLAYED IN TOURNAMENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD, INCLUDING WIMBLEDON LAST MONTH. HIS MONTRÉAL FANS ARE HAPPY THAT HE’S HOME.>>I THINK IT’S A GREAT BOOST FOR THE ROGERS CUP, OF COURSE, AND WE’RE GOING TO ENJOY EVERY SECOND OF IT.>>Reporter: STILL AMID ALL OF THE ATTENTION AND THE AUTOGRAPHS, AUGER-ALIASSIME KEEPS HIS HEAD IN THE GAME WITH A MATURITY THAT MANY SAY IS BEYOND HIS YEARS.>>HE HAS A GOOD TIME BUT HE’S JUST RELENTLESSLY SERIOUS AND DETERMINED TO BE THE BEST TENNIS PLAYER IN THE WORLD. AND IT’S RARE THAT YOU SEE THAT COMBINED WITH THE TALENT TO DO IT.>>Reporter: AUGER-ALIASSIME WILL BE LOOKING TO PROVE THAT ONCE AGAIN WHEN HE FACES MILOS RAONIC IN THE SECOND ROUND FOR ANOTHER CANADIAN MATCH-UP. ALISON NORTHCOTT, CBC NEWS, MONTRÉAL.>>Andrew: UP NEXT, THE ONTARIO SUMMER CAMP THAT BRINGS TOGETHER TEENS WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE NEVER THOUGHT TO BECOME FRIENDS.>>THINGS ARE NOT (*)>>Andrew: FROM THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN IT MAY SEEM LIKE A TYPICAL CANADIAN SUMMER CAMP. BUT WHAT SETS THIS CAMP APART — THE PEOPLE AND THEIR PURPOSE. IT’S CALLED “HEART-TO-HEART” AND TAKES PLACE IN SOUTHEASTERN ONTARIO. AND FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS EVERY SUMMER IT BRINGS TOGETHER JEWISH AND PALESTINIAN TEENS. NOW THESE CAMPERS DO ALREADY HAVE A FAIR BIT IN COMMON, THEY ARE ALL ISRAELI CITIZENS AND THEY SHARE A PERSPECTIVE ON THE CONFLICT THAT HAS PLAGUED THE REGION FOR DECADES. BUT AS WE DISCOVERED, “HEART-TO-HEART” WANTS TO TURN THOSE CAMPERS INTO LEADERS WITH THE TOOLS NECESSARY TO FIND A SOLUTION.>>ONE DANCING STATION WILL BE IN THE [speaking foreign language] AND ONE DANCING STATION [speaking foreign language]>>THE GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME IS REALLY ABOUT GIVING THE YOUTH A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT’S POSSIBLE. [Applause] WE’RE NOT GOING TO SOLVE THIS CONFLICT IN THREE AND A HALF WEEKS AT SUMMER CAMP IN CANADA. WE KNOW THAT. BUT WHAT WE CAN DO IS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE WITH THE SKILLS, THE RELATIONSHIPS, AND THE EXPERIENCES THAT CAN SUPPORT THEM GOING FORWARD. (*)>>OKAY, SO FOR NOW JUST THINK ABOUT AN EXPERIENCE OF OPPRESSION THAT YOU HAD OR YOU WITNESSED THAT STUCK WITH YOU.>>WHAT DO YOU SEE HERE?>>WE WANT THEM TO KNOW HOW WE LIVE AS PALESTINIANS IN ISRAEL. OUR LIFE IS NOT EASY. IT’S VERY HARD FOR US. MY NAME IS SALMA, AND MY AGE IS 15.>>IT TOOK COURAGE TO SHARE WITH THE GROUP. [Applause]>>WE WANT THEM TO KNOW ABOUT OUR HISTORY AND WHAT HAPPENED IN THE WEST BANK IN GAZA.>>IF YOU’RE ON THIS HALF OF THE ROOM, WE’D LIKE TO YOU STAY…>>BESIDES ME, NO ONE I KNEW WAS PALESTINIAN. BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH SCHOOLS. WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH OF THEM. AND SO MY NAME IS MAYA, AND I’M 15 YEARS OLD.>>IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE GUNS. THEY HAVE ROCKS.>>I HOPE THAT THE ARABS AND THE PALESTINIANS THAT ARE HERE CAN GO OUT FROM THIS PROGRAMME AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE JEWS. WE’RE NOT ALL KILLERS AND WE DON’T ALL WANT WAR.>>I WANT TO DO A LOT OF THINGS BUT I CAN’T.>>AS A PALESTINIAN IN ISRAEL I DON’T FEEL THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHTS THAT JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE.>>SO WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU SEE THIS PICTURE?>>THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION CONTROLS US. I THINK IF YOU’RE NOT OCCUPIED, YOU CAN GO TO ANOTHER PLACE. IT’S VERY HARD. IT’S VERY NOT FAIR. I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH JEWISH PEOPLE. I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE GOVERNMENT. I CAME HERE TO SEE WHAT OTHER OPINIONS AND TO TALK ABOUT MY OPINION. WE JEWS ARE NOW IN ISRAEL. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT IS, LIKE, THE WAY THAT I HOPE THAT IT’S GOING TO STAY. BUT I DON’T MEAN LIKE, OH, ARAB NEED TO GO AWAY. OKAY JUST — I WANTED TO COME HERE BECAUSE I FEEL THAT IT’S IMPORTANT FOR ME TO KNOW NEW OPINIONS IN A SAFE AND NEUTRAL ENVIRONMENT. IT’S LIKE A PLACE THAT WE CAN BE OURSELVES.>>OKAY, YOU ARE HOLDING HANDS.>>HERE WE’RE ONE GROUP AND WE’RE NOT ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS, WE’RE ONE GROUP. IT’S SO FUNNY, YOU CAN’T EVEN STOP SMILING. (*)>>[BELL RINGING] [Applause]>>WE HAVE VERY GOOD FOOD THIS EVENING THAT INCLUDE FOOD FROM THE PALESTINIAN KITCHEN AND THE ISRAELI KITCHEN… THE GROUP IS ACCOMPANIED BY TWO PEOPLE FROM ISRAEL, ONE JEWISH AND ONE PALESTINIAN. SENERA IS A PALESTINIAN CITIZEN IN ISRAEL. SHE’S DEEPLY COMMITTED TO THIS WORK. SHE’S DOING IT WITH HER WHOLE HEART.>>I WANT TO DO THIS WORK BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT THE JEWISH AND THE ARAB LIVE IN THE SAME PLACE, BUT THEY DON’T HAVE THE CHANCE TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER.>>THEY LIKE TO SWIM, TO PLAY. TO MAKE FUN TOGETHER. THEY ARE JUST KIDS. THEY ARE JUST CANADIANS THAT HAVE BIGGER DREAMS. AND THEY WANT TO MAKE — IT’S TOGETHER, NOT SEPARATED. (*) (singing).>>ANNETTE IS OUR JEWISH CHAPERON. AND SHE IS NEW TO “HEART-TO-HEART” THIS SUMMER. SHE’S BEEN AMAZING.>>FIRST YOU COULD SEE THAT EVERY GROUP SEPARATE — JEW BY THEMSELVES AND ARABS BY THEMSELVES. BUT IN THESE WEEKS WE CAN SEE HOW THEY ARE GETTING INVOLVED, MORE INVOLVED. THEY’RE SITTING TOGETHER. THEM DANCING TOGETHER. (*) (singing). IT’S A COMMUNITY THAT ACCEPTS THEM MORE THAN ISRAEL. [Applause]>>FREEDOM OF RELIGION, RIGHT? FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, BELIEF, OPINION.>>ONE OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT WE DO WITH THE PARTICIPANTS IS INTRODUCING THE IDEA OF A CONSTITUTION, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT ISRAEL DOESN’T HAVE.>>IF YOU GUYS COULD COME UP WITH FOUR DIFFERENT THEMES THAT YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.>>REALLY IT’S A JUMPING OFF POINT FOR ENVISIONING WHAT KIND OF SOCIETY THEY WANT AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT RULES WOULD NEED TO BE IN PLACE, WHAT LAWS WOULD NEED TO BE IN PLACE, IN ORDER TO CREATE THAT SOCIETY BASED ON THEIR VALUES.>>SHARE WITH YOUR PARTNER.>>SO WHAT DID YOU WRITE?>>OKAY, FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND SPEECH.>>OKAY, THAT’S WITH ME.>>AND SCHOOLS FOR EVERY CHILDREN TO LEARN. TO LEARN HISTORY ON BOTH SIDES.>>OKAY.>>BREAK THE BORDER IN GAZA AND TO BREAK THE BORDER.>>DURING THE CONSTITUTION WITH MAYA WAS PRETTY GOOD, BECAUSE SHE HAD THE SAME OPINION OF THE CONSTITUTION. BUT, LIKE, WHEN WE GET TO THE BORDER POINT, LIKE, SHE STOPPED ME AND, LIKE, LET’S CHANGE SOMETHING. I DON’T LIKE IT, BUT IT’S OKAY.>>I FEEL THAT WE DO NEED TO DO THAT DIFFERENTLY, BUT FIRST TO START GIVING THEM FOOD. HELPING THEM WITH SHELTER. DO SOMETHING TO HELP THEM INSTEAD OF OPENING UP THE BORDER AND SAYING GO AWAY. IN THE BEGINNING IT WAS KIND OF LIKE HAVING HER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEANT AND WHAT SHE MEANT.>>OKAY, WE WILL WRITE LIKE EVERYONE IS EQUAL.>>OKAY.>>INCLUDING WEST BANK, GAZA –>>OKAY, OKAY, WAIT. BUT THEN WE ACTUALLY WENT THROUGH AND WROTE THE CONSTITUTION THE WAY THAT I THINK IT SHOULD BE, THE BEST WAY THAT IT CAN BE.>>EVERYBODY GET YOURSELF A BIG PAT ON THE BACK. WOO! AND GIVE THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU A PAT ON THE BACK. AND THE PERSON… I HOPE THAT THEY REMEMBER EACH OTHER AND DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND PERSPECTIVES THAT THEY’VE HAD A CHANCE TO HEAR AND TO THINK ABOUT. BECAUSE I THINK THAT IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG ROAD FOR THEM. ISRAEL IS NOT MAGICALLY CHANGING IN THE BACKGROUND WHILE THEY’RE HERE. * HEART-TO-HEART * HEART HEART-TO-HEART SO IT’S ABOUT WHAT THEY CAN TAKE WITH THEM FROM HERE.>>* HEART-TO-HEART * HEART HEART * TO HEART >>MY FRIENDS HERE ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD. AND I WANT TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. IT’S ONE OF MOST EMPOWERING EXPERIENCES THAT I HAVE EVER BEEN THROUGH. * HEART-TO-HEART * HEART HEART-TO-HEART >>WHAT I LEARNED THE MOST HERE IS NO MATTER WHAT, JEWISH TO NOT JUDGE. BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THEIR LIFE.>>WOO! [Applause]>>OKAY, NOW YOU CAN SIT BACK DOWN.>>Ian: JUST AHEAD…>>>WHO NEEDS BEAR REPELLANT WHEN YOU’VE GOT METALLICA ON YOUR SIDE?>>I DON’T KNOW IF OUTDOOR STORES WANT TO PULL ALL OF THE BEAR SPRAY OFF THE SHELVES AND RECOMMEND THAT. BUT, HEY, IT WORKED FOR ME FOR SURE. (*)>>Ian: HOW THE HEAVY METAL BAND MAY HAVE SAVED HER LIFE.>>I’M JAYME POISSON. TOMORROW ON CBC’S DAILY NEWS PODCAST “FRONTBURNER,” NOBEL LAUREATE AND PULITZER PRIZE WINNER TONI MORRISON DIED AT THE AGE OF 88. HER LIFE AND WORK INSPIRED COUNTLESS WRITERS. WE’LL SPEAK TO TWO OF THEM. SUBSCRIBE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS. (*)>>Ian: HERE’S WHAT ELSE WE’RE FOLLOWING TONIGHT ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>ONE YEAR AFTER A PRISONER ESCAPED FROM A NEW BRUNSWICK JAIL, OFFICIALS NOW KNOW HOW HE DID IT. KEVIN BOULET WAS EXERCISING LAST JULY IN WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A SECURE YARD. HE SCALED A FENCE, SLIPPED UNDER A SECTION OF RAZOR WIRE. HE WAS ONLY FREE FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE HE TURNED HIMSELF INTO POLICE.>>>JAPAN HAS MARKED THE 74th ANNIVERSARY OF THE HIROSHIMA BOMBING. IT WAS AUGUST 6, 1945. MORE THAN 70,000 PEOPLE WERE KILLED INSTANTLY WHEN THE U.S. DROPPED AN ATOMIC BOMB ON THE CITY. THE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE TODAY REAFFIRMED HIS CALL FOR A WORLD FREE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS.>>WE WANT TO EXPAND OUR HORIZONS AND RAISE OUR LEVEL OF AMBITIONS IN THE WORLD. AND AS PART OF THAT WE WANT TO TAKE OUR FRIENDSHIP WITH CANADA AND THE CANADIAN PEOPLE TO THE NEXT LEVEL.>>Ian: BRITAIN’S NEW FOREIGN SECRETARY PAID HIS FIRST BILATERAL VISIT TODAY TO CANADA. HE STRESSED THAT BORIS JOHNSON’S GOVERNMENT SEES OPPORTUNITY IN THE WORLD AND PUTTING A POSITIVE SPIN ON THE FUTURE BEYOND BREXIT.>>Andrew: NOW CANADA’S FOREIGN MINISTER CHRYSTIA FREELAND ALSO THANKED HER BRITISH COUNTERPART FOR STANDING WITH CANADA ON ANOTHER FRONT — THE CONTINUED CHINESE DETENTION OF TWO OF THIS COUNTRY’S CITIZENS. THESE DAYS BEIJING HAS LITTLE MORE THAN SCORN FOR THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. SO WE HAD ASKED SASA PETRICIC TO LOOK INTO WHETHER THAT IS AFFECTING HOW CHINESE CITIZENS VIEW THE CANADIAN BRAND. AND HERE’S WHAT HE FOUND…>>Reporter: A HOCKEY STICK OPENS UP THE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE IN SHANGHAI, A DOOR SIGN PROMISES NICE PEOPLE INSIDE. AND ONCE YOU GET PAST THE LOCAL GREETING AT CHINA’S FIRST TIM HORTON’S, A BLAST OF CANADIANA UNMATCHED BY ANY TIM’S BACK HOME. ALMOST LIKE VISITING THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, SAYS HUNG JENG WHO STUDIED IN B.C.>>IT’S LIKE ANOTHER CANADA DAY IN SHANGHAI. IT WORKS.>>Reporter: LUMBERJACKS BEHIND THE COUNTER AND MAPLE LEAVES ON THE WALLS AND TUCKED IN THE BACK –>>WE HAVE A FIREPLACE THAT BRINGS A WARM FEELING.>>Reporter: A COZY LITTLE NOOK DIRECTED WITH THE TORONTO SKYLINE. TRY DOING THAT IN CALGARY. WHY ALL OF THIS UNABASHED CANUCK BRANDING? BECAUSE IT SELLS HERE, SAYS THE MAN IN CHARGE OF TIM’S CHINA.>>AND I AM LIKE TIM HORTON WHICH REFLECTS CANADA AND FOR SOME OF THE GENEROSITY AND INCLUSIVENESS AND THE COMMUNITY. WHICH WE BELIEVE THAT ARE OUR CHARACTERISTICS AS WELL.>>Reporter: WHAT’S MORE THIS WOMEN SAYS THAT IT EVOKES IMAGES OF WHOLESOME FOOD, BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS AND CLEAN RIVERS.>>[SPEAKING CHINESE]>>Reporter: MAYBE SAYS ALEX CHANG BUT THESE DAYS IN CHINA, CANADA IS TAKING A DOUBLE-DOUBLE DOSE OF TROUBLE. WHILE IT HASN’T KEPT HIM FROM TRYING THE COFFEE –>>[SPEAKING CHINESE]>>Reporter: THIS STORE IS COMING HERE AT THE WRONG TIME, HE SAYS. WHY?>>[SPEAKING CHINESE]>>Reporter: BECAUSE OF WHAT CANADA HAS DONE TO HUAWEI, HE SAYS.>>[SPEAKING CHINESE]>>Reporter: THE TECH COMPANY IS VERY IMPORTANT IN CHINESE PEOPLE’S HEARTS. SO WHEN THEY SEE THE MAPLE LEAF THESE DAYS, SOME SEE RED.>>[SPEAKING CHINESE]>>Reporter: CERTAINLY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN A TOUGH LINE, CONDEMNING AND PRESSURING CANADA OVER THE ARREST OF HUAWEI EXECUTIVE MENG WANZHOU AT WASHINGTON’S REQUEST. IN RETALIATION IT SEEMS BEIJING HAS HELD TWO CANADIANS ON ACCUSATIONS OF SPYING FOR ALMOST SIX MONTHS. AND CANADIAN IMPORTS, ESPECIALLY FARM PRODUCTS, HAVE SUDDENLY FACED PUNISHING DELAYS OR BANS AT THE BORDER. THE BUSINESS COUNCIL THAT REPRESENTS CANADIAN COMPANIES IN CHINA SAYS THAT ALMOST 20% OF ITS MEMBERS HAVE FACED SOME KIND OF TROUBLE DEALING WITH CHINESE OFFICIALS RECENTLY.>>BUSINESS CAN TELL THAT IT’S BEING IMPACTED, BUT IT DOESN’T FEEL THAT IT HAS THE FOUR CHANGE THE SITUATION. THAT THE RESOLUTION OF THE SITUATION IS SQUARELY IN THE HANDS OF THE TWO GOVERNMENTS AND THEY FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW, THEY FEEL A BIT HELPLESS.>>Reporter: BUT FOR ALL OF THE OFFICIAL ATTACKS ON CANADA AND CANADIANS, THE MOOD HERE ON THE STREET IS VERY DIFFERENT. THE MAPLE LEAF IS STILL LIKED. AND CANADA AS A BRAND CAN STILL DRAW A CROWD. TAKE CANADA GOOSE, FOR INSTANCE. THE TORONTO-BASED COAT MAKER OPENED UP A HUGE STORE IN BEIJING’S TRENDIEST MALL RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS DISPUTE. IT SAW EXCITED POSTS ON CHINA’S INTERNET, LINEUPS OUT THE DOOR AND BY THE END OF THE FIRST DAY…>>[SPEAKING CHINESE]>>Reporter: A BLOW HORN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT EVERYTHING WAS SOLD OUT. BUT IT’S ALL STILL VERY SENSITIVE. CANADA GOOSE DIDN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT ITS CHINA OPERATIONS. TATE LAWSON IS A CANADIAN WHO ADVISES COMPANIES MOVING INTO THE CHINESE MARKET. HE SAYS THAT THINGS BECOME UNPREDICTABLE WHENEVER BEIJING TURNS ITS WRATH ON ANY COUNTRY.>>IT TAKES THE RICK OF CHINESE CONSUMERS NOT LIKING CANADIAN BRANDS OR BOYCOTTING CANADIAN BRANDS, I THINK THAT IT’S NOT THAT GREAT OF A RISK IN THE LONG TERM. BUT IT CAN BE IN THE SHORT TERM FOR — ESPECIALLY FOR A BRAND THAT IS A BIG TARGET.>>Reporter: CANADIANS AREN’T THE ONLY ONES TO FEEL CHINA’S ANGER. TWO YEARS AGO KOREAN DEPARTMENT STORE LOTTE WAS ORDERED TO CLOSE MORE THAN 100 STORES IN A DISPUTE BETWEEN BEIJING AND SEOUL OVER KOREA’S DEFENCE SYSTEM. THEY’VE NEVER REOPENED. CANADIAN BUSINESSES HERE LIKE THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS HAVEN’T SEEN THAT KIND OF PRESSURE YET. AND STAFF AND STUDENTS SAY NEITHER HAVE THEY. THIS NEW CAMPUS RECENTLY OPENED IN THE CITY OF SHANG YANG, FLYING THE CANADIAN FLAG AND TEACHING A NEW BRUNSWICK CURRICULUM.>>WHEN I’M HERE THE CHINESE PERSON ACROSS STREET IS STILL MY FRIEND.>>Reporter: ALAN NORMAN IS THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL.>>I DON’T FEEL THAT INTIMIDATION OR ANGST OR FEAR OR, YOU KNOW, WHY ARE YOU IN OUR COUNTRY — NONE OF THOSE THINGS SEEM TO BE STIMULATED BY THE BUZZ THAT GOES ON AT THE GOVERNMENT LEVEL.>>Reporter: BACK AT THE SHANGHAI TIM HORTON’S, THAT OPTIMISTIC VIEW IS SHARED BY MANY CHINESE CUSTOMERS, EVEN IF IT ISN’T EXACTLY THE PARTY LINE.>>[SPEAKING CHINESE]>>Reporter: WE DON’T CARE MUCH ABOUT THIS ISSUE, SAYS MR. CHEN. I WISH BOTH COUNTRIES WOULD JUST GET ALONG AND GROW RICH TOGETHER. JUST MAYBE OVER A BOX OF SALTED EGG TIMBITS. THOSE ARE SPREADING ACROSS SHANGHAI NOW, WITH PLANS FOR HUNDREDS MORE TIM HORTON STORES ACROSS CHINA SOON. SASA PETRICIC, CBC NEWS, SHANGHAI. (*)>>Ian: STILL AHEAD ON “THE NATIONAL”…>>>TWO BROTHERS MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THEY WERE KIDS.>>I RECOGNISED HIM IMMEDIATELY. I SAW HIM COME DOWN THE WALK AND I JUST KNEW THAT WAS HIM.>>Ian: TONIGHT’S “MOMENT” WAS 50 YEARS IN THE MAKING. BUT FIRST… (*)>>”IN CASE YOU MISSED IT” A VANCOUVER ISLAND WOMAN MADE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES FOR FENDING OFF A COUGAR USING HEAVY METAL MUSIC.>>HERE, KITTY CAT.>>Ian: LATE LAST MONTH WHILE HIKING WITH HER DOG, SHE WAS SURE THAT SHE WAS BEING WATCHED.>>THERE’S A COUGAR. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ONE LOCKED EYES WITH ME AND WAS COMING TOWARDS ME AND WAS FOCUSED ON ME.>>Ian: SHE MADE NOISE AND TRIED BEING STERN –>>BAD KITTY.>>Ian: THEN SHE REFERRED TO MUSIC WARFARE.>>I PULLED UP METALLICA “DON’T TREAD ON ME.” THAT’S THE PERFECT MESSAGE THEY WANT TO SEND THIS KITTY>>Ian: IT’S ONE OF THE BIG FOUR . METAL BANDS. (*)>>AND I THINK THAT IT WAS THREE, FOUR NOTES AND THE FIRST INTRO THERE AND HE’S JUST GONE.>>Ian: IT WAS ALREADY A GREAT STORY.>>IT’S CRAZY. I HAVE BEEN GETTING INTERVIEWS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.>>Ian: LAST FRIDAY THE STORY GOT EVEN BETTER.>>I GOT A MESSAGE THIS MORNING FROM METALLICA’S LIAISON THAT THE BAND IS GOING TO REACH OUT TO ME. SO HERE’S HOPING.>>Ian: SURE ENOUGH, THE LEAD SINGER CALLED HER UP AND THEN SENT THIS IMAGE TO PROVE THAT IT WAS REALLY HIM.>>THIS HAS JUST BEEN A (*)>>Ian: HE WAS SEPARATED DURING THE SO-CALLED SIXTIES SCOOP, TWO BROTHERS, JUST 2 AND 4 YEARS OLD, SHUFFLED THROUGH FOSTER HOMES, SCATTERED ACROSS PROVINCES, HOLDING ON TO HOPE OF SOMEDAY SEEING EACH OTHER AGAIN. AND TODAY HOPE WAS REWARDED. THE BROTHERS WERE FINALLY REUNITED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS AND THEY SAW EACH OTHER FACE-TO-FACE AND THAT IS OUR “MOMENT.”>>OH, MY GOD, I THINK THAT’S HIM. RIGHT THERE.>>THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT WE’VE SEEN EACH OTHER IN 50 YEARS FACE-TO-FACE.>>I RECOGNISED HIM IMMEDIATELY AS I SAW HIM COME DOWN THE WALKWAY. I JUST KNEW THAT IT WAS HIM.>>NICK AND I WENT TO ONE FOSTER HOME FOR A LITTLE WHILE. BUT THEY KEPT MOVING US AROUND ABOUT EVERY THREE MONTHS OR SO. WE HAVE ANOTHER BROTHER WHO LIVES UP IN PRINCE ALBERT NAMED BARO. HE KIND OF FRIEND REQUESTED ME AND I FINAL THREE ASKED HIM IS YOUR MOTHER’S NAME IRENE. AND HE CAME BACK WITH, YES AND YOUR FATHER’S NAME IS JOHN SEAR. AND YOUR BROTHER’S NAME IS NICK HELLIWELL WHO IS CURRENTLY LIVING IN REGINA.>>YOUR FIRST WORDS TO ME WERE “I’M HOME.” AND, YEAH, YEAH, YOU ARE. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I FEEL THAT WE HAVE TAKEN BACK THAT RIGHT TO DEFINE OURSELVES ACCORDING TO WHO WE REALLY ARE MEANT TO BE.>>Ian: YOU KNOW, ANDREW, ON SOME OF THESE “MOMENTS” I TRY TO THINK OF SOMETHING EVEN REMOTELY ANALOGOUS IN MY LIFE THAT HELPS ME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH. AND I’VE GOT NOTHING. NOTHING THAT COMES CLOSE TO WHAT IT MUST BE LIKE FOR THOSE TWO BROTHERS TO BE REUNITED.>>Andrew: IT WOULD BE EASY TO THINK OF THIS AS A LONG JOURNEY COMING TO AN END, A 50-YEAR JOURNEY. BUT THE JOURNEY IS JUST GETTING STARTED. EACH OF THESE BROTHERS SAY THEY HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN ABOUT EACH OTHER. YOU HAD THEM MENTION OTHER BROTHERS WHO ARE OUT THERE AND THERE’S PLANS IN THE WORK TO GO MEET THEM. SO, BOY, THE OPENING UP A WHOLE WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES, IT REALLY KIND OF BLOWS YOUR MIND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.>>>THAT’S “THE NATIONAL” FOR THIS TUESDAY, AUGUST 6th. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.>>Ian: GOODNIGHT. (*)

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